Love vs Work

Love = 442       Old Testament = 240  New Testament = 202

Work = 689     Old Testament = 477  New Testament = 212

love

noun:an intense feeling of deep affection.

“babies fill parents with intense feelings of love”

synonyms: deep affection, fondnesstendernesswarmthintimacyattachment,endearmentdevotionadorationdoting, idolization, worshippassion, ardordesirelustyearninginfatuation, besottedness

work

noun : activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.

“he was tired after a day’s work in the fields”

synonyms: labortoilslogdrudgeryexertioneffortindustryservice; informalgrindsweatelbow greaseliterarytravail “a day’s work in the fields”

Philos – This is a unique kind of love like the one you have for a companion or pal. It refers to loving one another just like your brother or sister.

Eros – Eros is a Greek term which actually means desire and longing. And according to the Greek methodology, Eros is the name of the Greek god of love. Also referred to as erotic love, this is a selfish kind of love as it associated with sexual love.

Storge – This is family love, the bond among mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers

Agape – his is a special term which represents the divine-love of the Lord towards his Son Jesus Christ, the human beings and all believers. This is the best of the three types of love in the bible, in fact Jesus himself showed this type of divine love to his Dad in heaven and humanity. Agape love is the love that God commanded all believers to have for everyone whether he/she is a believer or not. Agape love should never be determined by our feelings; it is more of a set of behaviors or actions. With agape, you do not have to actually feel it for you to give it, which means that you can be able to show love without feeling anything at all. At times feelings can follow after showing this kind of love.

What is love – we are taught as Christians to love people to Christ.

The devil convinces us that if we love, love one another, have Christian love that we have done our job. We don’t need to do anything else.

On its own, love is a feeling.

God worked for 6 days and rested on the 7th.

God created man in His image, we were created to work with God on earth, to be His hands and feet.

Thief on the cross that said remember me – Luke 23:39-43

The sacrifice didn’t go away in the old testament.

Work requires motivation

Has God made an impression

For us to be in love again

Our life is not our own – 1 Corinthians 6:19

1 Corinthians 13:13Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope

[confident expectation of eternal salvation]

, love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.

James 2:17Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead

[inoperative and ineffective]

Ephesians 5:1-2Amplified Bible (AMP)

Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.